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to recognize mrs. coleman for her many years of service and her contributions which have enriched and strengthened our communities. mrs. coleman brings a lifetime of experience to her current position to the united auto workers, a career which began in july of 1967 in the u.a.w.'s women's department. carolyn's skill and knowledge led her to be selected to premiere assignments. she directly assisted many great union leaders in their important work. including u.a.w. vice president's dick shoemaker, and carl raveson, as well as u.a.w. president owen bieber, and treasurer dennis rayhams, her current supervisor. her work is impeccable. her advice valued. and her friendship treasured. carolyn was one of the many unsung heroes of the labor movement. she was never the one who gained headlines for making fiery speeches that inspired the masses or received credit for major agreements that have lifted so many working families into the prosperous middle class, but behind the scenes she contributed to both. for 45 years carolyn coleman reported to work for the united auto workers with one simp
, for her introduction of this bill and her comments honoring the memory of mr. kling. he truly was a caring, a compassionate and a loyal person and a loyal friend that made everyone who crossed his path feel as though they were the most special person he knew. finally, mr. speaker, when we announced that legislation to rename this facility at the facility, there was some veterans standing out in front waiting to go in. and they asked what the hubbub was about. they asked why all the tv cameras and i explained to them who bill kling was and why this was being done. they were grateful to know and veterans just like those veterans when they walk through the front door, will not only learn about bill kling but his example for continuing to work hard every single day for his fellow veterans. what a great honor we're bestoge on his family and by -- destowing on his family. -- bestowing on his family. i ask my colleagues to support this bill honoring this great american. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. miller: i have no further speakers. the speaker pro tempo
and that's where the criminals have a field day. >> how many guns did mrs. lanza have in her home? >> i don't know how many she had. that's not really the point. >> she had six guns, including four assault rifles, what happened her deranged son -- >> her evil son. her evil son. >> it doesn't matter what you call him. >> well, i think it matters, if you believe and understand that there is evil in the world, don't you don't try as your first line of defense to solve it psychiatrically. you protect yourself with a gun. >> let me finish my thread then, mr. pratt. so you have an evil young man who is living at home, clearly with serious troubles. and his mother has six firearms in that house. including the weapons that he used to murder 26 people, including 20 children, age 5. you are quite happy about that situation, are you? and you would be quite happy if there are many more people in his position, in homes around america, where there are that number of firearms which could be used by mentally unstable people? >> americans with firearms in their homes typically have them locked in a safe. as
that it is. we really can do without her leadership and support. also, my colleague, mr. tom mcnaught. the work that we have done to not be possible without him. but after the assassination, the taping was dismantled. and everyone said that the secretary mood of the executive office building. the tapes went to a variety of storage locations. robert kennedy actually used them for his book, "thirteen days". there is the reel to reel tapes and the dictaphone. 1983 so we have the first opening, and it is really a fact that the system was actually installed and 62, and 2012, we open and declassify the very last tape. but the entire collection is now open. this book that he had worked on is was the first one to include all of the tapes. >> and if one of these fine people want to go browsing, where would they go? they would go here. >> that's right. people can go to her digital archives now uncertain. on the educational portion of our website, we have a whole website where they come to life and you get to do activities on him. you can actually come to our research room. some people still com
government. >> mr. chairman, encourager requesting your concerns. >> a day to ask her second pin with a great way to the witness panel beginning with steve haydee who was hurt and served for three consecutive mandates as the armed groups experts on the drc. investigate and co-authored reports submitted and presented to the u.n. security council sanctions committee during the groups expire 2012 mandate he was also coordinator of the six member team working under security council resolution 2021. prior to joining the group of experts, mr. hege worked with organizations. really here with john prendergast, cofounder of the enough project, initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. these are the quick administration and the state department congress. he's worked with unicef, human rights, international crisis group and episode five and help launch the sentinel project pictures clingy. mr. prendergast to search for peace in africa for well over a quarter century. then we would hear from mvemba dizolele, who is a visiting fellow at hanford university server is petitioned the professor,
: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. lobiondo: continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from washington. mr. larsen: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentlelady from oregon, ms. bonamici. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. bonamici: i rise in support of h.r. 2838 to protect our marine economy, protect our maritime borders and protect the brave coast guard personnel, including the personnel of the sector columbia river which is headquartered in oregon's first congressional district. i thank the coast guard subcommittee for their work on this and the full and ranking member of the full transportation and infrastructure committee. in supporting the basic mission of the coast guard, this bill includes language to re-authorize another important mission carried out, noaa's marine debris program. in june of this year, coastal residents in my home state of oregon found a 66-foot dock resting on a beach near the town of new port, oregon. the dock was just
mrs. denton the widow they made her without a penny. how do you know they made mrs. denton a widow, and how do you know they're phonies? i don't know for sure yet, but i'm gonna find out. now wait a minute roy, don't do anything hasty. remember this time the law ain't on your side, and if i find you on the bedford property, i'll have to put you under arrest. maginificent cooking! maginificent, and now my boy because you were kind enough to invite me to partake of this scrumcious feast, i'm gonna do you a favor. my friend, here is a piece of paper that will make you a very rich man, a millionaire. what is it? it's a map, a map that will unfold the treasures of gal conda of eldardo. you follow the instructions and the directions on this map and you will find gold golare. you don't say. that's right. and because you're my friend. well if it ain't pat brady by golly i ain't seen you in a turtle's age. hi ya pete. well as i was saying. oh colonel not now later. well what do you got to say for yourself, patrick? oh not much. just the same. well i'll i see ya later. how about having a nic
: the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: madam speaker, i yield as much time as he may consume to the gentleman from oklahoma, mr. cole, who is the sponsor of this legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. cole: i thank you, madam speaker, and i thank the gentleman for yielding. and i would like to ask, madam speaker, at the appropriate time if i could submit a written statement on this particular piece of legislation. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cole: i had a long oration i was going to make but i want to be quite honest. my good friend, chairman smith, and my good friend, chairman lofgren, have covered the case well or better than i can. they're both drished -- distinguished attorneys. they understand the intricacies involved here. so there's no need for me to go through and repeat the points that they've made. i do want to make one central point or two points. first i want to thank both of them. this is a matter of justice. this is a bipartisan effort, to try and make sure th
saying. and then one of them said, our teacher is dead. we can't go back. mrs. soto is dead. and i think one of the girls said, there was blood in her mouth and she fell down. and then somehow they escaped. and megyn, i don't know the details of their escape. i don't know how they escaped but they must have run some portion of the road that is next to the firehouse and was picked up, were picked up by a school bus driver. and i don't know how they escaped but until i saw victoria soto's name in the casualty list i could not believe it because it was unfathomable. megyn: they were within inches of dying themselves and it was moments after when they were in your home. what was their affect? kids are so resilient and they don't understand evil the way we do and don't understand horror the way we do so what was their affect when they were with you? >> they were initially kind of agitated. and then the stuffed animals sealed to calm them down. then they told their story, and, it just was so hard to believe. and then as if god had sent down a little angel there was a respite from the terror an
into your soul as it were. with dickens you have to hang to mrs. gamp if you're going to play her, as i have done. it's a very exhilarating experience but you need to be in very good shape to do it. >> charlie: robert, you have written that dickens is still becoming dickens. what did you mean? >> well i mean is that the shape of dickens in our minds, the way we understand dickens is always changing. i said earlier that sometimes he used a page like a distorting mirror. but he's also like a distorting mirror that we hold off to our own concerns. so at the moment, for instance, riots in london, we think about bankers, little doris. we think about riches being bestowed on people who don't deserve them. that of course is great ex-peck tastes. where have we looked for contemporary parallels and echos? we find them in dickens. >> charlie: you quote in the epi gram of "becoming dickens" there's a line from oscar wild which says one's real life is so often the life that one does not lead. why did you choose that? >> because dickens realized early on that he was going to have to choose some part in l
♪ ♪ ♪ i guess we scared her. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ well, hello! well. what do you call this bea? her name's lassie. well, lassie, how do you do? i'm called mr. nicholson. - hi, i'm timmy. timmy martin. well hello, timmy. i see you're feeding the birds at the christmas season. it's a very nice thing you're doing, my boy. they go hungry because they can't find any food because of the snow. yes, i know. ♪ hey! ♪ i guess she isn't afraid anymore. ♪ oh, holly. did you think i'd forgotten you? huh? ♪ i'd never forget you, old friend. ha ha. mister nicholson, are you a mender of toys? that's what i am, son. there aren't many of us left. boy, we could really use you fo - oh? well you see, my mom and some of the other ladies at church, they're gathering up old toys and fixing them for the kids at the children's hospital in capital city. there's a whole bunch of stuff in our barn. there's a lot of fixing to be done. i'd be very glad to assist your ladies, timmy. i'll
store. how about you timmy? lassie always likes to go in the pet store, that's the other way. mr. peters always gives her a biscuit, even if she doesn't buy anything. well, that sounds like a good deal, for lassie. well, now you be careful crossing the street. lassie always looks out for cars. good. well, we'll meet here in an hour so keep track of the time. we'll be here. come on, lassie. ♪ we'll go in the pet shop first. then we'll go to macdonald's, he's got lots of stuff in his store. even for five cents. wait a minute. come on, lassie. mom is gonna have a birthday soon and we've got to look for stuff for her. ♪ twelve ninety-five. eight fifty? wow. a pair of white gloves would be nice, but she's already got some. i know mom would like that clock, lassie. but all i've got in my bank is two dollars and three cents. we'll think of something. maybe we could rake leaves on saturday for mr. ferguson. or maybe we could watch the cows for farmer brayson. boy wanted! that's us! hello, young man. what can i do for you? i came to ask about the job. oh, i see. i'm afraid you're a little you
dedication of effort. so, we're pleased to honor her here and we'll ask ms. harris if he wants to say a few words. >> mr. chairman, and members, director rifkin, thank you for the opportunity to present this award to tee win. tee win, on behalf of all the division, we're extremely proud of what you do every day. thank you so very much for your work and congratulations on this award today. it reads, in recognition and appreciation of your dedication to improving the quality of life of the employees of the municipal transportation agency and the residents of san francisco by the san francisco municipal transportation agency. dated today, december 4, 2012, signed by the chairman tom nolan and our director of transportation ed [inaudible]. congratulations. >> thank you. (applause) >> congratulations on behalf of the board. thank you so much for your out $125ctionving work and for all the people in the city. love to hear a few words from you. >> well, i want to thank the director, mr. rifkin, for the recommendation. and i want to thank the board for this award. i am truly honored and i want to t
by the senate, he will succeed hillary clinton, as i mentioned. it may end the search to fill mrs. clinton's post after susan rice withdrew her name from consideration earlier this month in the wake of the controversy about what happened and benghazi, libya. we will bring you live to the white house as the news is made. that way you won't miss it. we will see that's really going to be john kerry and the president has to say. in the meantime, we have word that the democrats are calling on republicans to come back to the negotiating table. for more fiscal cliff talks. how speaker john boehner today said the problem is now in the democrats were. >> as you know, the house did not take up the tax bill last night because we didn't have the votes to pass it. it's not the outcome that i wanted. that was the will of the house. was the president and congress take action, tax rates will go up on every american taxpayer. devastating defense cuts go into effect attendance. megyn: joining me now is chris stirewalt. post a power play. i watch something interesting last night on hannity last night. he was
-old girl named lavenia masters. she lived in dallas, texas. she told her folks good night. she went to her bedroom which should be, mr. speaker, the safest place on earth for children -- went to sleep and during the middle of the night she was woken up by an outlaw putting a knife to her throat and he sexually assaulted her. then he snuck away in the darkness of the night. that was in 1985. she went to the hospital. her parents took care of her medical needs. d.n.a. evidence was taken from her. it was given to the law enforcement authorities, but that d.n.a. evidence from that sexual assault that night in 1985 was not tested for 20 years. it sat on the shelf in a crime lab somewhere in dallas, texas, because the dallas police department had a new incentive to go and look at those old cases, this case was looked at. that evidence was tested and the dallas police department decided that kevin glenn turner committed this crime back in 1985. but that was 20 years ago. the statute of limitations had run and justice could not occur and lavenia's case, because the system waited too long to find t
became, i think, more excited about this legend, mr. brubeck, and she came into the room. she was very, very calm, and we gave her a poster. >> yes. >> but, man, when she went home, she just lit up all of the south of france with the stories about meeting dave brubeck. >> mr. cosby, you spent some time with him. what was he like really as a person? >> in the 1950s the music was supposed to be the music of the cool, the cool guys, you know? psychology and smool smooth. that's what he was. he brought it with it and others who know music technically like marselles. hopefully you can get him on to explain to you those -- i mean, dave was really a different kind of player. rhythmically as he was thinking with the cords. he was cool. that's whaefs. cool. >> he broke racial barriers. you talked about that a little bit. what was behind that? what was behind his thinking that he felt. >> as i have said, racism is a waste of time, and people who try to push, it keep it out front because of whae their idiocy happens to be, there are people like dave and others, et cetera, et cetera, louie armstro
close to me in keeping mrs. reagan in your prayers. she is a remarkable woman who spent a lifetime serving this country. and we all cherish her, as she continues to be active and continues to play a role here at the library. so i couldn't come here, and i mentioned nancy fortissimo their aisles with say, governor, it's great to be back with you. we did a lot of things over the years. from being made in san diego to u.s. senator to governor, to a leader in a variety of ways. i look to pete wilson and to gale as great people who represent the willingness to serve the state and the country in an important way. i want to say, it's always a family engagement if you're out there, thank you both for serving the country but it really does make a difference. it's great to be back here. [applause] >> i did not you would be with us, but we are thrilled to have you here. callista and i have launched what we call an american legacy book tour. we are very fond of the library, as you know, and we made a movie called ronald reagan -- i want to recognize tonight kevin and his wife are here. kevin w
conservatives and liberal democrats have gone along with all of it. may i say, mr. speaker, what a pity he not to see the honorable member be secure in her place. from the jungle, she may not have it succeeded in talking to the nation on many things. but she did think for the nation when she called the prime minister of the chancellor [inaudible] [cheers] mr. speaker. no wonder this prime minister keeps on losing his temper. because his worst nightmare is coming through. economic credibility as part of an constant and unfair. yes, he is the chancellor. can someone get him out of here? [cheers] mr. speaker. fiscal rule is broken on every target that they set themselves. failing and failing. 212 billion pounds more borrowing than they promised two years ago. [inaudible] unfair, incompetent, and completely out of touch. before he heard my statement and before he let at the forecast. we don't jiggle the numbers in the treasury anywhere. that's when he was in the treasury. the budget responsibility and that is the problem he's got. his whole honesty was about complaining it is going to. that's
. and obviously she is not taking questions about it under oath up on capitol hill today. >> we heard her spokeswoman yesterday basically say, look you're going to hear from mr. nyds and from nicolas burns this morning and they are speaking on behalf of hillary clinton. should that be satisfactory? we understand that hillary clinton is going to testify in january. how different is the climate going to be in january in the middle of the inauguration and everything else, bret? >> right, i think there are senators up there who are concerned about that. they are senator kerry is saying that secretary clinton will testify in january. of course she won't be the secretary of state. and it may very well be senator kerry who is on his way to being secretary of state. we don't know that as of yet. but, remember, there will be a lot of turn over, there will be probably the inauguration underway, there will be nominations and a lot of things happening here that people may get a lot of different focus than benghazi. but, listen, we'll continue to cover it here. there are some information things that t
's something i think you'll see reflected in the work. >> i can tell you, i know mrs. o'malley. she's judge o'malley. she wouldn't care if you keep calling. i'll call her now and say are you in for the program. she'd say yes. in all seriousness, first of all, you are a creative administrator both of you are. so i won't prolong the generosity of the chair in having me participate here. but i -- it is my hope and my prayer for my community that's affected we would think the bridge during the hard time for individual families how we look at economic development. i would invite you as assessing what the governor submit if you could consider visiting us to lock at what this is so we cannot only respond we can also lay the groundwork for reform to be able to help our community that are hard hit and hard -- what are so terrific. >> thank you, senator. thanks very much. >> thank you so much for holding the hearing and the tremendous work on the critical issue. obviously i'm not from a state impacted by the hurricane or the one that impacted you. as an american we have to come together. we learn from
, representative richmond. mr. richmond: i thank the gentlelady for yielding and commend her on her passion as a physician and someone who has taken an oath to preserve life and to make sure that people can live out their years in a meaningful way and die of natural causes. i'm from louisiana, which our motto is we're the supportman's paradise. we like to fish and hunt. we like to have a fishing pole and a gun. the guns we use and the guns that sportsmen use are rifles and you don't need high-capacity magazines in order to hunt deer, in order to hunt dove, duck, rabbit. you just don't do that. but i rise tonight in support of my colleagues, because especially in our urban cities, we are losing far too many of our children, fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers to gun violence. and every once in a while we will have an event that will shake the confidence of our country and make us take a step back and actually look at our gun laws in this country and say wait, we have done far too much and we have spended the second amendment too far. the founders of the constitution when the second amendm
reagan was responsible, her tradition was celebrity santas. >> and nancy was about hollywood, bringing a little glitz to the white house and my favorite one was when mr. t came to the white house and pity the fool that year, santa for christmas and just funny photo, a phone moment in time and had larry hagman and one year her own husband, the president surprised her with santa. >> alisyn: great stuff. so barbara bush, what did she do. >> barbara bush had her cause of literacy, a story book christmas and took actual books on hung them on the tree and nutcracker, and needle point and one year everything was needle pointed. >> alisyn: and laura bush. >> one of my favorites, so elegant and timeless, she did a red white and blue christmas for their last christmas in office and borrowed her mother-in-law's theme and a story book christmas, she was a librarian. >> alisyn: and the theme was home for the holidays. >> that applies to everyone. >> alisyn: in 2001, home for the holidays right after 9/11, the theme. the theme was picked prior to 9/11, but that year made it even more special and we
times. mr. chairman, you said a moment ago the threshold there based on an analysis of optimal policy. in the optimal policy part, vice chair yellen wait out in her speech a few weeks ago it showed the first rise in interest rates occurring in early 2016 and rates rising very slowly after that. it has gotten policies that the fed is not following and you referred to a number of inflation forecasts in your introductory remarks. in that case how will we ever know that the inflation threshold has been hit? thank you. >> the kind of policy vice-chairman yeoman showed is indicative of the analysis we have done, a variety of different scenarios, different assumptions about malls and so on but the general character of that interest rate half, that it stays low until unemployment is little lower and rise high inflation stays very close to 2. in terms of inflation forecasts, the committee will on a regular basis include in its statement its views of where inflation is likely to be a year from now. currently we already say we expect inflation to run at or below the committee's objective longer-
. cent 1600 dollars and the press was tough on her which is fuby when we lock at how much they spent today. >> steve: i remember in the reagan term. mrs. reagan used to have celebrity secret santas >> she was. she was all about glits and glamour and this white house is what you wanted to so. she had mr. t and larry hagman was a celebrity sant a. >> there is mr. t. >> gretchen: and finally laura bush. you were instrumental to helping . >> she invited me to be a part of the decorating team. it was elegance and being understated and red, white and blue christmas and incorporated books and stories and made it enchanting for children. it is christmas with the first ladies and beautiful stories and pictures as well. >> thank you so much for having me. >> gretchen: merry christmas. >> steve: thieves try to rip off a church and get a shock instead. >> brian: high school basketball team ends with a score of 107-2 . the coach of the losing team is here next. ♪ this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. sharable
. these two wonderful kids were saved by the bravery of the wonderful teacher, mrs. clemens , who i will always be thankful for. she pulled them into her own classroom and barricaded the door. they were safe. unfortunately, for many families in our town, that is not true. i cannot describe what i feel about that. if we could rewind the reality and event what happened, i would give anything to do it. now my story. for many years, i watched what was happening in this country. i'm an immigrant. i have been here for 22 years. i have held this belief that america has a history with guns . gun owners and people who handle guns, they know how to keep them safe and be responsible. our politicians will do whatever they can to make sure that our kids are safe. every time something like columbine, virginia tech, aurora what happened, i would avert my eyes and still think that something would be done. all of those beliefs were shattered on friday. now i think that we all need to speak up. i say "we all" because i know that many of you, everyone thinks that we need to make this society safer. if
of the nurse who took her own life after getting duped by their prank call. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to "early start." welcome back, mr. berman. >> it is great to be here. i was on vacation for a week. now i'm back. i'm john berman. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. i am feeling that. but this, they are talking for the first time in over three weeks. president obama and house speaker john boehner looked each other in the eye and actually had a conversation. now that's a really big deal when it comes to the fiscal cliff crisis. because in just 22 days americans face severe tax hikes and spending cuts unless these two leaders can find a way to compromise. now neither side would discuss specifics about their conversation. but after yesterday's white house meeting, a spokesman for the president said "the lines of communication remain open." now that may be music to the ears of former white house chief of staff erskine bowles, one half of the bowles-simpson reduction duo. >> they started a tango now. you know, any time you got two guys in there tangoing, you have a chance to get it done. >> br
audiences as a reality tv show star on her kaecable show. this month she signed with abc to head lean her comedy series. she had five children and two grandchildren. larry jacobs, abc new, new york. >>> president obama on the road today trying to sell his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. mr. obama speaks to workers at an engine factory near detroit this afternoon. yesterday the president and house speaker john boehner met at the white house for a round of intense negotiations. there are new signs republicans are willing to go along with the president on hypertaxigher taxee wealthy. >> we have spent ourselves into a hole. will i accept a tax increase as part of a deal to actually solve our problem, yes. >> senator coburn says in return, republicans would get significant reform of entitlement programs. >> at least the two are sort of together, speaking, without cameras around. >> right. >> so they can get work done. >> the difference between the last meeting, they're not coming out and sort of saying, well, they're not budging. they're not budging. they sort of cam out and said we are not go
details, but the state department has said mrs. clinton would stay in the hospital for at least 48 hours. chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta has more on the likely causes of her medical setback. >> we don't know exactly where this blood clot is. they say it is somewhere in her body, related to the concussion. but there is a key point here. and that is that they decided to treat this with blood thinners, anti-coagulants. that's important because if this were a blood clot sitting on top of the brain, because of a -- because of the brain injury, the concussion, blood thinners would be the last thing you want to do. it could worsen the bleeding and would prevent her from having a operation if it is necessary. again, no one is saying that's the case here. but blood clots that are treated with blood thinners or anti-coagulants are typically ones found in the blood vessels, veins specifically. you may have heard of a deep vein thrombosis that can form in the leg. that can be concerning because it can break off and go to the lung known as a pulmonary embow lym embowlism. we know she's
.n. ambassador john bolton. he is also a fox news contributor. mr. ambassador, i'm guessing you read the letter to the, the op-ed piece in "the washington post" this morning which susan rice talks about why she decided to submit her wii drawl letter from consideration. she writes this as it became clear my potential nomination would spark enduring partisan battle i concluded it would be wrong to allow this debate to continue distracting from urgent national priorities. were there any enduring partisan battles when you were serving in that same job? >> well, probably so but you know, what's unusual about this circumstance obviously is she had not been nominated yet and to have the little exchange that we had yesterday, she writes to the president. the president issues a statement, results in the obama administration preemptively surrendering on a war that hadn't been declared yet. you know when jim baker was chief of staff for ronald reagan, he operated on a principle that the president never loses. that you try and structure things so that the president doesn't take any unnecessary hits because
the centerpieces home with you. >> coming up on c-span, california rep and democrat lynn woolsey delivers her farewell address from the house floor. followed by a tribute by other members of congress to outgoing california representatives. mr. speaker, throughout my career in public life and even before nothing has motivated me more than a desire to end wars and violent conflict. when i was a small girl, saying bedtime ayers or making a birthday wish blowing out the candles, i always asked for world peace. so no surprise that over a decade ago i opposed the iraq war before it even started. it was appalling that we would invade a nation that hadn't provoked us, had nothing to do with 9/11, and did not have weapons of mass destruction. it was a lonely fight at that time. but i didn't do it to be loved. it was a matter of principle. barbara lee, maxinwaters, and i formed the triad, woolsey-waters-lee to organize our opposition. we held forums. we developed and out of iraq caucus. we traveled around the country. and in january, 2005, i offered the first amendment here on the house floor calling f
that she took. i listened to her, and i believe that is the kind of leadership to help us continue down this path. >> thank you. senator? >> thank you. thank you for your testimony today mr. secretary. i know the senator asked about reverse mortgages. i am concerned about that issue. i am particularly concerned that $2.80 billion of the $16 billion economic shortfall are related. can you talk a little more about why these losses are so severe? >> here is the fundamental problem, without getting into too much detail. the loans were generally variable rate and allowed the borrower. there is basically no option for them to do anything but draw the full amount. >> why? >> we do not have the statutory authority to be able to make the changes to the program to allow us to limit the draw up front. that is the change we are asking to be made. our alternative, and i was just discussing this, we could basically eliminate or put a moratorium on our regular program, which is somewhat safer. the problem is we do not have that authority under that program to avoid the full-draw feature of it. the rig
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